About Us

Associação de Conservação da Biodiversidade – Biflores was established in 2016 by Cape Verdean eco-citizens to support terrestrial and marine ecosystem protection in Brava and the Romba islets. Initially focused on coastal and marine species protection, as well as endangered endemic plants, Biflores evolved to adopt a holistic conservation approach integrating rural economic activities with environmental protection.

Recognizing the importance of partnerships, Biflores collaborated with Cape Verdean and international environmental NGOs, enhancing institutional capacity and adopting a community-based conservation approach. With increased capacity and partnerships, Biflores developed a vision for terrestrial and marine conservation in Brava and the Ilheus de Romba.

As Cape Verde’s first environmental NGO primarily focused on flora conservation, Biflores actively protects endemic flora and engages in ecosystem restoration. In marine conservation, it monitors biodiversity, promotes sustainable fishing practices, and collaborates with local fishing communities to reduce negative impacts on marine resources.

Biflores’ integrated approach to conservation reflects its commitment to preserving Brava’s biodiversity and improving local livelihoods.


At Biflores, we are dedicated to fostering community-led conservation initiatives that promote the sustainable stewardship of Brava’s natural-cultural heritage.

Our mission is to empower local communities to become guardians of their environment by:

Engaging in collaborative efforts to protect and preserve Brava’s unique biodiversity and ecosystems.

Raising awareness among community members about the importance of conservation and sustainable living practices.

Facilitating participatory approaches to natural resource management that respect traditional knowledge and cultural values.

Supporting research and monitoring programs to better understand and address environmental challenges facing Brava.

Advocating for policies and practices that prioritize the long-term well-being of both people and nature.

Through our commitment to community-based conservation, we strive to cultivate a future where Brava’s natural landscapes thrive, and its communities flourish in harmony with nature. Together, we believe in the power of collective action to safeguard our precious environment for generations to come.

Biflores: Empowering Communities, Preserving Nature.


Terrestrial Conservation:

Our terrestrial conservation vision is to promote conservation of endemic plants and trees based on the principles of agroecology and agroforestry, sustainable grazing and community-based, sustainable use.

Marine Conservation:

Our marine conservation vision is to increase knowledge on the rich marine biodiversity of Brava and promote the sustainable use of ocean resources that simultaneously provides for the protection of vulnerable species and improved livelihoods.